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Etna New SE crater paroxysm 16-17 Nov 2013
The 16th paroxysm of Etna's New SE crater occurred during the night 16-17 Nov 2013. Its peak phase with strong pulsating lava fountains was between midnight and 5 am. After taking a plane that arrived in Catania at 23:00, Tom hurried up the mountain and was lucky to be able to assist the main phase of the eruption from close-up. For videos, click here
Intense strombolian activity starts to merge into fountains after midnight, and a steam and ash plum... [info
Powerful jets of gas eject a lava fountain, bright enough to take hand-held shots (from the way up) ... [info
Liquid white lava erupts from the summit vent of the New SE crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Lava fountain about 400 m high. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Bombs are thrown to more than 1 km height and land all over the crater and its feet. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info
Strong pulsating fountains play from the cone for several hours (picture around 3am). (Photo: Tom Pf... [info
The bright glow illuminates the partially snow-covered surfaces of the mountain. The 2002 eruption c... [info
A heavy plume of ash rises several km into the sky. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The plume drifts to the east where ash fall occurs. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
At about 3:30, fountains start to decrease slowly. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Still, some jets reach several hundred meters in height. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Moon setting behind the 2002 cones. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
A lava flow erupts from the eastern flank of the cone. Red glow is mirrored on the icy surface in fr... [info
Reflected glow on the snow on the eastern flank of the 2002 cones. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Lava glow illuminates the ground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The moon has sunken behind the 2002 cones and the eruption is slowly waning. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Dawn approaches - wide-angle view from the rim of Valle del Bove, with lights along the Strait of Me... [info
Lava flow on the east flank of the New SE crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Lava flow and falling bombs on the southern flank. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The new lava flow from the saddle vent (south side) and falling bombs. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Throughout the paroxysm, large magma bubbles erupt with incredible force and loud detonations, sendi... [info
Shortly before dawn, the fountains decrease back to intermittent, still strong strombolian explosion... [info
Erupting New SE crater at dawn. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Strombolian explosion at dawn. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The southern lava flow is emplaced over the one from last week, and travels about to the Torre del F... [info
Strombolian explosion at dawn and the eastern lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The cone has probably grown about 20 meters during this eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Each bubble explosion is followed by the ejection of a denser mass of liquid lava. (Photo: Tom Pfeif... [info
Morning mood. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
A clear morning with the earth's shadow in the sky. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The eruption has ended, but the New SE crater continues to produce strombolian activity all day. (Ph... [info
View from the Valle del Bove in the evening. The eastern lava flow is still active and the NSEC stil... [info
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